Aderhold - Rechtsanwälte für Unternehmens- und Wirtschaftsrecht

Privacy Information

Preliminary remark

This translation of the German wording of our data protection information is provided only for convenience purpose. The German wording prevails.

This data protection information (hereinafter: "Information") serves to comply with the data protection requirements that exist for the operation and use of the websites and (hereinafter: "Websites" or individually "Website"), in particular the information obligations pursuant to Articles 13 and 14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR). This information only concerns the data processing processes associated with the visit to the website.

A. Controller, data protection officer, supervisory authority

Responsible for the operation of the website is Aderhold Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. The contact details and information on the persons authorized to represent the company can be found in the imprint of this website.

The data protection officer appointed by us is GDI Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Informationssicherheit mbH, postal address: Körnerstraße 45, 58095 Hagen, Germany, telephone: 02331/356832-0, fax: 02331/356832-1, e-mail: info[at],

The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia (LDI NRW), postal address: Postfach 20 04 44, 40102 Düsseldorf, Germany, telephone: 0211/38424-0, fax: 0211/38424-10, e-mail: poststelle[at],
B. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of use

I. When visiting the website

When you visit and use our website, information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the program used on your terminal device for viewing and using websites (browser). This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted after seven days:

  • the IP address of the requesting computer,
  • the date and time of access,
  • the name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • the website from which access is made (referrer URL),
  • the browser you use and, if applicable, the operating system of your terminal device as well as the name of the service provider who provides you with your Internet access (access provider).

This data is processed by us for the following purposes:

  • To ensure a smooth connection to the website,
  • Guarantee a comfortable use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability;
  • to protect data processing against unauthorised access.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to present you with an informative and functional website. To safeguard our interest, the processing of the above-mentioned data is necessary. Naturally, we will also take into account your legitimate interests, fundamental rights and freedoms. For this reason, we will never use the data collected to draw conclusions about your person. We use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed information on this in sections D and E below.

II. Contact form

You can contact us directly with questions or messages using the contact form provided on our website. You must provide a valid e-mail address so that we can answer your question or respond to your message. In addition, you can voluntarily provide us with further personal information, such as your name or a telephone number where we can reach you. The processing of your data transmitted to us for the purpose of contacting you takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent. The data entered by you via the contact form is automatically deleted four days after it has been sent to us.

III. Information pages for the parties involved in insolvency proceedings

We operate information pages on insolvency proceedings on our website as required. There we provide information for persons involved in these proceedings which is intended only for these persons. In accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, we process the data to be entered for access exclusively for the purpose of identifying the access authorisation.

C. Passing on of data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We only pass on your personal data to third parties if

  • you have given your express consent to the transfer of data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • the disclosure of your data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
  • we are legally obliged to pass on the data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and
  • this is legally permissible and, according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR, is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures which take place at your request.

D. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in a cookie that is related to the specific terminal device used. This does not mean, however, that we are immediately informed of your identity. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our site. In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a certain defined period of time. If you visit our site again to make use of our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already been to our website and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. On the other hand, we use cookies in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our services for you. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time. The data processed by cookies is required for the above-mentioned purposes to safeguard our legitimate interests and the interests of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your terminal device or so that a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, completely deactivating cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website. You can find out about the cookies stored on your terminal device and their validity period directly in the corresponding setting area of your browser. There you can also delete cookies before they expire.

E. Analysis Tool - Matomo

We use the open source software Matomo for analysis and statistical evaluation of the use of the website. Cookies are used for this purpose. The information generated by the cookies about the use of the website is transferred to our servers and summarized in pseudonymous user profiles. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website and to enable us to design our website in line with requirements. The information is not passed on to third parties. Under no circumstances is the IP address associated with other data relating to the user. The IP addresses are made anonymous, so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

F. Social Media Plugins - Shariff

We use privacy safe Shariff buttons on our website instead of social media plugins or share buttons from Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google+, LinkedIn and Xing. Shariff was developed by specialists from the computer magazine c't to provide more privacy on the net and to replace the usual Share Buttons and Social Media Plugins of social networks. You can find more information about the Shariff project at

G. Rights of data subjects

You have the right,

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned duration of storage, the existence of a right of rectification, cancellation, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information on the details thereof;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to demand without delay the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR to demand the deletion of your personal data stored with us, unless processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer require the data, but you require it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue data processing based on this consent in the future and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can turn to the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or to our office.

H. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, if there are reasons for doing so that arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without indicating a special situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, you can use the contact form on this website. Please enter the word "objection" in the "Subject" field of the contact form.

I. Data security

We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a rule, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the status bar of your browser. We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

J. Topicality and amendment of this data protection declaration

This information is currently valid and refers to the technical status of the website on May 31, 2024, and may need to be amended as a result of further development of our website or changes in legal or regulatory requirements. You can call up and print out the current information at any time on the website at

Location Berlin

Mommsenstraße 5
10629 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0)30 88 720 - 647
Fax +49 (0)30 88 720 - 648

Location Dortmund

Westfalendamm 87
44141 Dortmund
Tel. +49 (0)231 42 777 - 100
Fax +49 (0)231 42 777 - 269

Location Düsseldorf

Speditionstraße 23
40221 Düsseldorf
Tel. +49 (0)211 447 33 - 0
Fax +49 (0)211 447 33 - 307

Location Frankfurt/Main

Bockenheimer Landstraße 101
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49 (0)69 240030 - 000
Fax +49 (0)69 240030 - 400

Location Köln

Im Mediapark 8
50670 Köln
Tel. +49 (0) 221 933 12 - 0
Fax +49 (0) 221 933 12 - 190

Location Leipzig

Reichsstraße 15
04109 Leipzig
Tel. +49 (0)341 44 924 - 0
Fax +49 (0)341 44 924 - 100

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